Exclusive: Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) lineup

The original Galaxy A lineup was unique in that it was the only non-flagship smartphone series in Samsung’s stable to have received two major Android upgrades, and it looks like the company is looking to do the same for the 2016 Galaxy A smartphones. We have received confirmation that the company will be updating the Galaxy A (2016) series smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat.

We don’t know when Nougat will hit the Galaxy A lineup; with quite a few flagship devices to be taken care of, Samsung is likely going to take its time with rolling out the update to its mid-range and budget devices. The 2016 Galaxy A lineup is huge itself – it consists of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro, so we could be waiting until the second quarter of 2017 before these phones are running Nougat in every region. Do note that the Galaxy A8 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro were launched with Android Marshmallow, so support for the two might end with just a single upgrade to Nougat.

If you have been following the coverage here on SamMobile, you are probably aware that Samsung is currently working on Android 7. 0 for the Galaxy S6 devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy Tab S2. Also in the works are 2017 iterations of the Galaxy A smartphones, which could be introduced sometime later this month. The 2017 editions are expected to ship running Android 6.0 out of the box, but we can hope to see them get Android 7.0 along with their 2016 brethren in the coming months.

Don’t forget to check out Samsung’s version of Android 7.0 Nougat in our What’s New With Nougat series. There’s no guarantee Samsung will include the same new features and user interface on devices other than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but we are certainly hopeful given how the company has focused on software consistency since the Galaxy S6 launched early last year.

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9 days 12 hours ago

I need a5 2016 nougat

23 days 4 hours ago

my wifi doesnt turn on, when i check software update in manual mode my phone shows one table (the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. What can i do now???

1 month 11 days ago

I need nougat update for j210f

Chakrit Rakhuang
1 month 21 days ago

a9 pro is a midrange phone. we hope to get android nougat urgent.

3 months 23 days ago

Eso ! eso! y para el Note 4?.. el nexus 6 tendrá 7.1.1…

4 months 1 day ago

How soon will 7.0 Nougat be launched on the note4

4 months 7 days ago

My samsung galaxy A7100 is running on lollipop 5.1.1 and there is no upgrade at all to MM :(

4 months 18 days ago

Fix video in 1080p 60 fps because the devices support it…and enable true camera proooo, answer me sammobilee if no nougat no sense.

4 months 20 days ago

we need always on display on a5 2016 nougat version

4 months 21 days ago

Enable camera 2 apiii

4 months 21 days ago

Please add android 6.0 marshmallow to my samsung galaxy E7

4 months 24 days ago

a8(2015) upgrade android 7 officially date

4 months 24 days ago

the galaxy 2016 devices are great, but we feel the owners serious lack of “api2 camera”, in the next update correct these deficiencies because the camera is very good, and I also add that even several very old devices or not at the height of the galaxy to possess it and is not insignificant. Thank for all

4 months 24 days ago

What about Galaxy J (2016)? Will be get update android 7.0 nougat too?

4 months 24 days ago

The way those phones are aligned is very familiar.

4 months 24 days ago

We hope that with a user interface touchwiz grace ux

4 months 24 days ago

Any hope for my Galaxy A5 2015?

4 months 24 days ago

I hope the 2017 lineup comes in 7.0. That way they would receive Android O, P and even Q (or R)

4 months 24 days ago

O P Q R, what will google do if run out of Z?
Maybe need wait Q3 of 2017 for N update on A 2016 series

4 months 24 days ago

My “premium” Alpha still running 5.0.2

4 months 25 days ago

I disagree. The 2016 A3, A5 and A7 were launched with Lollipop and Marshmallow was their first major update. Moreover, Nougat is the second one. A8 2016 and A9 Pro was launched with Marshmallow thus this Nougat is their first major and Android 8 should be the second one. So, that is why I disagree with the article.